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Old 09-01-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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From: Vancouver, WA

I Ride: Hyosung gt250r
We've all been down: share your experiences
Unfortunately we all go down.... maybe there are a few lucky exceptions, I haven't met them yet.

Why not share our experiences, pics, and maybe even chuckle a bit


My recent experience:
Yesterday I rode up to cougar and ended up hugging some hairpin corners on Yale Bridge Rd., past the one lane bridge, before Lewis River Rd.
actually ended up eating gravel in the bushes.



Basically its a 15mph corner, I was foolishly going 30 into it and then I spotted gravel after i was leaning into the corner. Ended up just sliding into the ditch. Luckily I bought leather pants two days ago broke em in lol



Walked away from that with just some sore muscles. Got up and rode the rest of the day. It was actually quite epic... besides the minimal damage my bike sustained.



the boys loved cleaning my bike up.. couldn't peal them away. Had to make her look semi decent.

So WATCH OUT FOR THOSE CORNERS!!!
Dont go too fast, there's quite a bit of gravel up there

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Old 09-01-2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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Joined: Jul 2008
From: Spokane, WA

I Ride: laundry baskets down staircases.
If you're not doing double the suggested limit you're not trying hard enough.

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Old 09-01-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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Joined: Apr 2012
From: mcchord wa

I Ride: 2008 zx10r and my wife
In 08 i was being foolish on the highway and doing about 120 and a car hit me. Knocked myself out and totalled my bike. Ended up walking away with only road rash and a couple of staples. Took the insurance money and bought another bike.

In 09 was only going 25 this time and once again was hit by a car who was going around a turning car. Didnt suffer any bodily injury this time. Just tumbled as i watched the dude haul ass away.

Annnnnd in early 11 i hit gravel in a round a bout and the bike tossed me off scraped knees and a hole in the engine cover.

Almost gave up riding but decided against it thank god

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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I Ride: Hyosung gt250r
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In 08 i was being foolish on the highway and doing about 120 and a car hit me. Knocked myself out and totalled my bike. Ended up walking away with only road rash and a couple of staples. Took the insurance money and bought another bike.

In 09 was only going 25 this time and once again was hit by a car who was going around a turning car. Didnt suffer any bodily injury this time. Just tumbled as i watched the dude haul ass away.

Annnnnd in early 11 i hit gravel in a round a bout and the bike tossed me off scraped knees and a hole in the engine cover.

Almost gave up riding but decided against it thank god
daaaaang you get around.
crazy how some times our bodies seem so fragile
and others they can really take a beating and be perfectly fine

leathers are awesome!!!

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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Joined: May 2008
From: Seattle, Wa

I Ride: at a speed that allows me to ride again tomorrow GSX650FK8, DL650K5, AN400K7, 2013 WR250R
Everybody should have some dirt bike riding experience before they ever straddle a street bike

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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Joined: Aug 2009
From: Chicagoland

I Ride: 2010 RC8R; 2009 ZX6R; Percheron/Paint (equine variety)
There's something wrong with your camera.

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #7
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Joined: Apr 2008
From: Vancouver, WA

I Ride: Versys 650
Doing a uturn on some road in Spokane and there was gravel in the middle of the road on a slight incline, put my foot down when I was stopping and my foot slid sideways down the hill just enough to make me start loosing the bike. I was plugged into my gear and so when the bike was falling it pulled me back ontop of the bike.

Only damage was a broken clutch lever (Still broken... I also have the broken piece as a trophy) and a slight scuff on my aluminum side case on the corner (Can't even tell its been down).

What did I learn that day? The quick disconnect system isn't so quick with my heated gear. Don't turn around on an incline with gravel... or at least find a level spot (Granted I had no clue where a level spot would be.)

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:37 AM   #8
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Joined: Mar 2011
From: here going there.

I Ride: because I can.
I'm pretty sure I did on some distant topic/thread.

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:13 AM   #9
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Joined: Apr 2012
From: mcchord wa

I Ride: 2008 zx10r and my wife
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Everybody should have some dirt bike riding experience before they ever straddle a street bike
Yea i agree lol dirt wasnt nice though. Racing quads was fun and dirt bikes

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #10
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Joined: Apr 2012
From: mcchord wa

I Ride: 2008 zx10r and my wife
“ Quote:
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daaaaang you get around.
crazy how some times our bodies seem so fragile
and others they can really take a beating and be perfectly fine

leathers are awesome!!!
I dont wear full leathers but i do wear field armor on my legs. Maybe after i get back next.summer ill get some. And no more getting around for me.lol staying upright

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #11
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Joined: Jun 2008
From: Aloha, Oregon

I Ride: 2008 CBR1000RR Special Edition; 2014 BMW S1000R
75k miles crash free and counting.

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:57 AM   #12
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Joined: Feb 2006
From: Beaverton, OR

I Ride: 2008 R6 Race Bike - #52 - And whatever's in the shop!
450 miles crash free and counting.

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:57 AM   #13
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I Ride: Hyosung gt250r
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There's something wrong with your camera.
some computers wont show the images
try your phone maybe?

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:03 PM   #14
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From: Shoreline, WA

I Ride: 2002 Suzuki Bandit 600S
I was riding the bike and someone put BBQ sauce on the road WTF?

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:14 PM   #15
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From: Camano Island

I Ride: cuz levitating takes way to much concentration
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I was riding the bike and someone put BBQ sauce on the road WTF?
Fuckin BBQ sauce it got me in Feb

(Uber Kewl Story WIF PIKKERS)

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:31 PM   #16
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Joined: Oct 2009
From: Lynnwood, Wa

I Ride: 07 CBR 600RR
I was traveling on a 45 MPH road and in the middle of a corner, while I was passing a car in the right lane, the bicyclist in the bike lane cut across the road in front of me. In my effort to try and avoid hitting said bicyclist, which I did, I low sided the bike and rolled a couple of times. That was with 1192 miles on the bike. It now has 18,500+.

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #17
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Joined: Mar 2006
From: spokane, wa

I Ride: 2013 Gasgas 300xc w/lic plate + 1985 RZ350 + 2010 YZ250F +
I need to hear more about missaudi and how she goes down......

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:58 PM   #18
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From: Middle Earth WA

I Ride: 03 SV1000 Racebike, 03 Busa, 08 Busa, 89 Transalp
1982 when a girl friend called me to say she was going to "kill" herself if I didn't come to help her. Instead of using a thing called 911, I figured I could get there quicker on the bike. A Suzuki GS750 doing 85 on the freeway, I hit grooved concrete and go into tank slap. I try to fight it and realize that it is going to end badly. By the time it all stops, I have slid from the middle lane, through the express lane into the Jersey barricades and when I open my eyes I am about 2 feet from getting my head crushed by a semi trucks wheel. End results are my left knee cap torn out, half of by butt missing, sternum split in two and right foot is broken.

To make things worse, the whole "kill myself" call from my girl friend was a joke to see how quickly I could get to a party she was throwing with her friend. She then has the balls to show up at the hospital and say, I can't be with someone who nearly was killed on a bike...its to scary to me and leaves!. WTF! Anywho that was a costly lesson learned.

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Old 09-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #19
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From: Where the snow falls
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I Ride: one with two wheels
Did you use instagram to take those pics?

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Old 09-01-2012, 02:35 PM   #20
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From: Algona Pacific, WA

I Ride: '97 Ducati 748, '99 Aprilia rs250 (track/race)
Took a corner when I had my Monster and caught a patch of gravel that the two guys I was riding with missed. Lowsided and the bike hit the big patch of gravel and flew into the wood posts below the guard rail and ripped off both triple clamps..I was 4 hours from home, so I got to ride two up on the back of another Duc and the next day came and drug the bike into the back of the SC and headed off to the dealer to scrap it..I miss that bike..

Oh and two target fixations on the track, one at Spokane as I was looking at a car in the background at turn 2 (lefty) and jumped the 5 foot berm and rashed out the right side of the 748 and broke the headlight (duct tape is our friend, I rode the remaining sessions of the day!) and Ridge turn 2 I flew off and didn't crash but got to talk to the guy in the tower of turn 3 as that is where I finally stopped..too much speed, not enough lean.

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